|An Assassin is a stealthy character who is especially good at killing, using daggers or blowguns. They start with some deadly curare needles.|
Assassins are operatives who specialize in stealth and the killing of unsuspecting victims. They are often the servants of criminal syndicates, dark lords, and other villains, but they can also be simply mercenary in their outlook, or even antiheroic, striking terror in the hearts of evildoers. They start with the tools to silently and quickly take down the living.
Some species may receive different items based on their unique restrictions.
Starting Skills and Stats
These are adjusted by your species' aptitudes.
Assassins are a good general starting background for stealthy types; the enchanted dagger handles early-game monsters very well, while the curare and poisoned needles are excellent for taking down tougher targets. It is also a fairly versatile background: they start with more neutral stats than a Fighter or a Wizard, which means they can easily choose to take up magic, fighting, or a hybrid style.
The power of curare should not be underestimated - almost all early-game threats up to the Lair can be dealt with the slow and strong poison that curare gives, as long as the needle actually hits. This to-hit chance can be increased linearly through throwing skill and enchantment. However, it is important to conserve your curare needles to an extent - you only have 2 and there is a 1 in 6 chance that they will mulch when fired, meaning you only have 12 shots, on average. You can use the slow from curare to kite monsters, and continue firing poisoned needles at them to slowly whittle their HP down.
Prior to 0.15, the starting dagger had an enchantment of +2, +2.
|Warriors||Fighter • Gladiator • Monk • Hunter • Assassin|
|Zealots||Berserker • Abyssal Knight • Chaos Knight|
|Warrior-mages||Skald • Enchanter • Transmuter • Arcane Marksman • Warper|
|Mages||Wizard • Conjurer • Summoner • Necromancer • Fire Elementalist • Ice Elementalist • Air Elementalist • Earth Elementalist • Venom Mage|
|Adventurers||Artificer • Wanderer|